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Alfre Woodard to Play President in NBC Pilot State of Affairs

Alfre Woodward

Move over Barack Obama, there's a new president in town. Alfre Woodard will play the Commander in Chief in NBC's pilot State of Affairs,TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news. 

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Ask Matt: Mom & Laugh Tracks, Dexter and Broadchurch Finales

Mom

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: On your recommendation, I watched the first episode of Mom. Why do sitcoms insist on using these horrible laugh tracks still? I found it so distracting it took away from any viewing pleasure. I'll sample the show again because I really like the actors, but do you hate laugh tracks as much as I do? — Rob

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Copper Canceled After Two Seasons

Copper

BBC America has canceled Copper after two seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Copper Exclusive: Can a Counterfeiter Take Down the Sixth Precinct?

Lee Tergesen

The copppers of Five Points may have met their match.

On Sunday's all-new Copper (10/9c, BBC America), Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) and his men are faced with a new kind of criminal, a professional counterfeiter by the name of Philomen Keating (guest star Lee Tergesen).

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Watch My Show: Copper's Tom Kelly Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Kevin Ryan and Tom Weston-Jones

The second season of BBC America's Copper (Sundays, 10/9c) is set in 1865 New York. With the Civil War drawing to a close, Irish immigrant police detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) must deal with upheaval in the gritty Five Points slum as well as overall changes in the city. Copper executive producer and showrunner Thomas Kelly has chronicled New York history for years — his 2005 novel, Empire Rising, centered on the construction of the Empire State Building, and his TV credits include the New York-set Blue Bloods and The Black Donnellys. Kelly explains why Copper shines.

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Copper Exclusive: How to Catch a Cop Killer!

Donal Logue

Gen. Donovan just wants the Sixth Precinct to do its job -- is that so wrong?

On Sunday's all-new episode of Copper (10/9c, BBC America), a cop killer is on the loose, and Donovan (Donal Logue) is taking the matter to heart. "

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Copper Exclusive: Will Corky Make It to the Wedding on Time?

Tom Weston-Jones

Watch your back, Corky!

On Sunday's all-new Copper (10/9c, BBC America), we see Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) seemingly late to the wedding of Elizabeth Haverford and Robert Morehouse (Anastasia Griffith, Kyle Schmid).

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Exclusive Copper Season 2 Teaser: Meet the New Ward Boss and "Satan's Circus"

Donal Logue

"Be a part of it or get the hell out!"

On the new season of Copper (Sunday, 10/9c, BBC America), Brigadier General Brendan Donovan (Donal Logue) makes a strong first impression when he returns to Five Points after the Civil War to really clean up the sex, drugs and violence in the area. For our copper, Det. Kevin Corcoran ...

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Why Foreign Actors Are Taking Over American TV

Damian Lewis

Talk about outsourcing! An increasing number of TV's all-American cops, firefighters and doctors are being played by actors not from the U.S. of A.

Of course, foreign actors have been hiding their accents to play Americans for years. House's Hugh Laurie was so skilled at trading in his upper-crust Cambridge lilt to play the titular grumpy doctor that many viewers were shocked to find out he was British when he spoke with his real voice on an awards show or during interviews... read more

Ask Matt: Fringe Finale, Nashville, the Downton Abbey Effect, and More

Joshua Jackson

Question: What can I say except: "Awesome!" Fringe could not have ended any other way. I was fully prepared to be sad and upset, but the ending left me feeling fulfilled and satisfied. I applaud anyone who had anything to do with this amazing show. Walter, Olivia, Peter and the gang have become family to me and I am happy knowing that they have a future. So thank you universe, whichever one you choose, for this wonderful show. And thank you, Matt, for always championing Fringe and giving it space and time in your column. — Rachel

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Premiered: August 19, 2012, on BBC America
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: An Irish-immigrant cop in 1864 New York City investigates crimes in the notorious Five Points area.

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